Before Ben Horowitz built one of the fastest growing venture-capital firms in Silicon Valley’s history, he was a CEO on the perpetual brink of disaster. Loudcloud, the early cloud-computing company Horowitz founded with Marc Andreessen after the sale of Netscape to AOL, nearly went bankrupt when the NASDAQ crashed in 2000. When fundraising proved impossible, Horowitz pursued a controversial initial public offering thatBusinessWeek called "the IPO from hell."
Ben Horowitz on IPOs from hell, the power of profanity, and why he likes a good fight
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